Music on Special Offer Thread?

I am wondering if it would be legit to have a thread in here dedicated to music album downloads from legitimate retailers that are currently on special offer.

As an example I was just looking through the what are you listening to mega thread just now and came across the Melody Gardot record because someone was listening to it. I have wanted this for a while but it was always expensive (about 20 quid). On a whim I went over to a place I usually go to buy music downloads and by a blind stroke of luck it was on special offer at just over half price. Deluxe edition is cheaper than the standard edition! I bought it straight away.

So I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to posting albums that are on special offer at the moment with not-so-subtle hints as to where you could get them from, when the offer expires and how much is knocked off etc, so people could see instantly anything that was on special. It would certainly be a thread I would come back to often.

I did a search and couldn't find anything like this in the forum, but usually the searches on these forums are rubbish so this is not a guarantee!

There might need to be a few rules, e.g. the poster has no affiliation with the seller, only legitimate download shops / sites etc.

Just a thought still in the half-bakery...

 

Original Post

It's a bit like the old days nipping down the high street and checking out who had the best deal Virgin, HMV, Tower, Our Price, Sam Goody, Boots, Woolworths or Smiths........

Now I go through the same process on-line with Qobuz, HD Tracks, HighRes Audio, 7Digital, Bandcamp and JunoDownload........ and moan about the cost of downloads as I did with the cost of CDs when they came out - Same as it ever was!

Bought the long awaited Neil Young - Time Fades Away a few weeks ago on 24bit for about £15 only to find it on special offer a day later on another site for a tenner.

So I like the idea posed by SJT.

There are many offers from the ReR Sale 2016

This year, my musical awareness & appreciation has been expanded by the Australian Trio - The Necks. In the space of two months, I accumulated 10 albums, 4 of which came from the offer below. Seeing them 'live' was also a mind blowing experience, which I will repeat next year. Anyway, lots of 'different' music to explore from an excellent music retailer.

"Many of our best releases are just sitting on the shelf here because money is tight and mostly people are buying only what they know.

So the obvious titles continue to sell, while some of the most interesting don't.

And then we haven't had an ReR sale for a few years.

So, to make experimental listening a bit more practical while the government fails to see the elephant in the room on the economy, all the listed titles are yours for £5 each - so long as you order a minimum of four (£20) (otherwise the new, opportunistically unhelpful, postage costs make it impossible).

Go on ... now is the time.

(some non-ReR titles also available as part of the sale)."

http://www.rermegacorp.com/mm5...Screen=SPECIALOFFERS 

Happy hunting

AndyP19 posted:

It's a bit like the old days nipping down the high street and checking out who had the best deal Virgin, HMV, Tower, Our Price, Sam Goody, Boots, Woolworths or Smiths........

Now those were the good old days, most places had a bargain/sale rack .....the only thing I don't miss is I was broke at the time....

Alright then - thanks for the positive comments so far. Here is the bargain that started it:

Melody Gardot - Currency Of Man (Deluxe Edition - The Artist's Cut)

Qobuz high res UKP 11 (about - given euro exch rate), marked down from UKP 20 - 16 days left

 

On Quboz - Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings - 10 CDs/94 tracks in CD quality 16/44.1 for £11.69.  Only for 4 more days apparently.

Also The Complete Basement Tapes - 6 CDs/139 tracks in Hi-Res 24/44.1 for £13.49 or CD quality  16/44.1 for £11.69 

That is some very nice pricing !! 

 

 

 

SamS posted:

On Quboz - Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings - 10 CDs/94 tracks in CD quality 16/44.1 for £11.69.  Only for 4 more days apparently.

Also The Complete Basement Tapes - 6 CDs/139 tracks in Hi-Res 24/44.1 for £13.49 or CD quality  16/44.1 for £11.69 

That is some very nice pricing !! 

 

 

 

Not in Switzerland:
On Quboz - Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings
  • <label for="order29960503" title="16 Bit CD-Qualität (Verlustfrei 16 bits 44,1 kHz)">16 Bit CD-Qualität 54,44 Fr. 72,59 Fr.</label>
The Complete Basement Tapes
  • <label for="order49641312" title="Hi-Res mit Qobuz Sublim (24 bit)">Hi-Res mit Qobuz Sublim 39,89 Fr. 53,19 Fr. </label>First is sale price and then "normal" price.

Firstly thanks to Gary Shaw for pointing the way to Bleep.com a new one for me and great 24-bit offers.

Just had a massive scoop on Qobuz (Christmas present to myself). Some wonderful offers there on the Stax label - picked up Ann Peebles, Albert King, Booker T and the sublime Don Nix album 'Hobos Heroes and Street Corner Clowns' - so good that Beck, Bogart Appice covered two songs off this album.

Then things started to get ridiculous when I found on Qobuz the entire Lou Reed RCA/Arista 17 album set on 24 bit for - still can't believe it - £8.39 !!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought the decimal point must be in the wrong place.  

Also, got Van Morrison's expanded live set It's Too Late to Stop Now on 24 bit for £14.77 another massive saving.

Now that is a Happy Christmas.

I was obviously lucky - my purchase for the Lou Reed 96/24 box-set on Qobuz went in at 10.04am  at £8.39, and I have received the Paypal receipt confirmation confirming I have been charged for that amount...  it appears however perhaps it was too good to last.

Gary - the purchase required no membership other than a login account.

S

I have been trying various permutations of browser and accounts and have succeeded in getting the Lou Reed collection for £8.39. Fantastic. 

I went in with Firefox with an empty cache, got the bargain price in the shopping basket and created a new account to stop the price flipping back to the full amount. A bit fiddly but worth the ten minutes it took me to figure it out.

I originally joined Qobuz on their French website and although I communicate with them in English, they seem to regard me as a French customer. I don't think the offer is available in France so the website, having recognised me, would not process the offer. I also logged on as an anonymous visitor using a French VPN connection, which resulted in the album being displayed at full price. I might be wrong about this but it seems a logical explanation. Helen is now a proud UK Qobuz customer And she likes Lou Reed - so that's a win win.

That Lou Reed one is indeed a result. This one is the current leader in songs per monetary unit!

This one I think I have seen before on this forum, but I just bought it: Amazon UK - Leonard Cohen: "The Complete Studio Albums Collection" - £19.58 on CD. I think its got about 10 records in there. I don't know much about Cohen so I thought this would be a good intro. Its rather bizarre that the CD version with free MP3s is 20 quid, and the MP3 version alone is £43...

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